Day 1 - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

8:00
Registration Opens and Coffee Available in Exhibit Area
9:00
Welcoming Remarks from CI Energy
9:05
Opening Remarks from Conference Chair
9:15
It’s All About the Planning
10:00
Developing Outstanding Readiness Reviews: Winning Methods to Determine Your Actual State of Turnaround Readiness
10:45
Networking Coffee Break
11:00
Pitfalls of Misused Plans and Schedules During Turnaround Execution
11:45
Making the Most of Risk Management
12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Streamlining the Turnaround Permitting Process
2:15
Case Study: A Refinery’s Journey to a Significantly Improved Turnaround
3:15
Networking Coffee Break
3:30
Achieving Certainty of Outcome for Bolted Joint Disassembly and Assembly
4:00
Special Presentation: Behavioral Safety – Pressure, Courage and Interventions
5:00
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Day 1 Adjourns

Day 2 - Thursday, June 19, 2014

8:30
Coffee Available in Exhibit Area
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair
9:05
Applying Productivity to the Turnaround Schedule to Establish a Realistic Work Schedule
10:00
How to Plan, Schedule and Execute an Effective Shutdown
10:45
Networking Coffee Break
11:00
Case Study: Real Time Cost Tracking and Forecasting
12:00
Special Leadership Address: “The Janitor”
12:30
Networking Lunch for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
The Role of New Tooling in Improving Safety and Flange Joint Integrity During Turnarounds
2:15
Networking Coffee Break
2:30
Expert Panel Interactive Session
3:30
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Wednesday, June 18, 2014

8:00
Registration Opens and Coffee Available in Exhibit Area
9:00
Welcoming Remarks from CI Energy
9:05
Opening Remarks from Conference Chair

Sam Harkreader
Improvement Leader
Ascend Performance Materials

9:15
It’s All About the Planning

Bobby Tynes
CMMMS Administrator, Planning & Scheduling Supervisor
Lanxess Corporation

A well designed plan is the key to a successful turnaround. If you have detailed job plans, your turnaround execution will be more effective, saving you time and money. Ensuring repeatability and keeping these job plans can also save you time and money for future turnarounds

  • Selecting the internal and external planning groups and assessing what options exist
  • Understanding the phases required and when each phase needs to begin; how to ensure you adhere to the timelines
  • Identifying the resource needs and providing materials, parts and equipment for execution
  • Defining the work scope, duration and costs for the critical path

KEY TAKEAWAY: Learn to design a detailed job plan for superior turnaround results

10:00
Developing Outstanding Readiness Reviews: Winning Methods to Determine Your Actual State of Turnaround Readiness

Don Turner
Vice President, Director of Operations
Jacobs

  • What elements of the Turnaround Readiness Review (TRR) are critical to turnaround success to ensure control of scope and budget?
  • How can you ensure that often overlooked but important elements are part of a successful TRR?
  • What steps can be taken to ensure ‘buy-in’ from field operations, operations, contractors and support groups to deliver an effective management strategy?
  • Insight on how to verify which topics should be monitored and considered in the reviews
  • Creating key shutdown benchmarks by utilizing your planning and readiness reviews

KEY TAKEAWAY: Get a comprehensive review of the crucial elements that will drive the success of your next turnaround and enable execution excellence

10:45
Networking Coffee Break
11:00
Pitfalls of Misused Plans and Schedules During Turnaround Execution

Don Francis
Manager of Turnaround Services
EPCM-Professional Services International Inc.

David R. Perez
Project Management Consultant & Partner
EPCM-Professional Services International Inc.

11:45
Making the Most of Risk Management

Sam Harkreader
Improvement Leader
Ascend Performance Materials

  • Establishing risk management strategies
  • Understanding risk tolerance of your sponsors
  • Deliberately generating risk items
  • Focusing on priorities
  • Responding with structure creativity
  • Integrating responses into the turnaround schedule

KEY TAKEAWAY: Gain an in-depth look at how to effectively understand, manage and respond to risk

12:30
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Streamlining the Turnaround Permitting Process

Brian Baca
Corporate Turnaround SME
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

If you’re spending 2 to 3 hours per shift permitting to work or 4 to 6 hours daily for the entire turnaround, that’s valuable time not spent on tools. This session will provide you with some tips and techniques to increase your tool time with a more streamlined permit process:

  • Learn to streamline your process by utilizing a permit to work sign-off board
  • Hear how to identify hazards associated with each work activity and shave off days to your turnaround
  • How to ensure you have more eyes on each activity for increased safety versus one operator issuing permits from a building
  • Utilize your site specific safety standards in conjunction with the sign-off board

KEY TAKEAWAY: Obtain valuable new techniques that will streamline your permitting process resulting in increased tool time

2:15
Case Study: A Refinery’s Journey to a Significantly Improved Turnaround

Ord Limbrick
Turnaround & Capital Projects Process Assurance Consultant
LyondellBasell

Is it possible to experience significant business, organizational, leadership and systems transformations and still achieve world class turnaround performance? This presentation will describe the journey of one refinery site, how it overcame all of this, and how it improved turnaround performance.

KEY TAKEAWAY: Get a detailed plan to improve your next turnaround with the lessons learned from this Houston refinery

3:15
Networking Coffee Break
3:30
Achieving Certainty of Outcome for Bolted Joint Disassembly and Assembly

Mark Johnson
Engineering Manager
INTEGRA Technologies

  • How to optimize joint assembly to ensure leak free operation and reduce risk
  • What must be controlled to achieve zero-leak startup for critical joints?
  • Utilizing joint assembly data recording methods to assign accountability for work performed and facilitate long term service assurance
  • Discussion on the evolution of bolting methods in terms of accuracy, safety and speed; from manual torque wrenches to hydraulic nuts, including the visualization of the internal workings of the tensioner and the hydraulic nut via 3D animation

4:00
Special Presentation: Behavioral Safety – Pressure, Courage and Interventions

Tom Wilson
Chief Financial Officer Heavy North Construction and
President Living Impact Presentations Inc.

Tom Wilson, the sole survivor of a work-related plane crash, leads this impactful session on behaviors, decisions and safety attitude and ultimately how to improve Safety Culture

5:00
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Day 1 Adjourns

5:15 – 6:30
Networking Cocktail Reception

Day 2 - Thursday, June 19, 2014

8:30
Coffee Available in Exhibit Area
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Chair
9:05
Applying Productivity to the Turnaround Schedule to Establish a Realistic Work Schedule

Billy Davis
Turnaround Controls Manager
Chemours/KAP Project Services

Don Francis
Manager of Turnaround Services
EPCM-Professional Services International Inc.

The primary purpose of applying productivity to the schedule is to establish a realistic work schedule that matches the earnable hours timeline to the anticipated actual spend timeline.

The objective of this presentation is to:

  • Describe “how to apply productivity (PF) to the schedule” prior to base lining for execution
  • Present some of the core needs for applying productivity to a schedule
  • Provide guidance to those performing the productivity application, and be the basis for guidance to ensure consistent and efficient adjusting of the turnaround schedules to invoke an approved productivity factor

During this presentation we will discuss:

  • How best to determine the productivity (PF) to apply to the schedule by use of a “day in the life of study”
  • Discuss differences between “predictable” and “unpredictable” productivity debits
  • Discuss the necessary assumptions to allow for during planning
  • Discuss software set ups so P6 will function properly when productivity is applied
  • Discuss timing to best apply productivity to the schedule
  • Discuss what activities not to apply the productivity against
  • Learn how to use a global change to make the productivity adjustment

KEY TAKEAWAY: Learn how to determine the average daily ‘non-work time’ to ensure this is taken into account within the turnaround schedule for more accurate timelines

10:00
How to Plan, Schedule and Execute an Effective Shutdown

Carey Repasz
Principal Consultant
Allied Reliability Group

Most companies do a great job planning, scheduling, and executing an effective shutdown, but there is always room for improvement. This presentation comes from “lessons learned” from facilities around the world.

  • Known best practices in planning, scheduling, and executing an effective shutdown
  • Key elements that cause a shutdown not to meet management’s expectations
  • Simple tips that can make a good shutdown a great shutdown
  • Leading and lagging Key Performance Indicators for any shutdown
  • What to do when a shutdown is not achievable during specific phases of the planning, scheduling, and execution

KEY TAKEAWAY: Learn how understanding equipment condition can lead to an effective turnaround

10:45
Networking Coffee Break
11:00
Case Study: Real Time Cost Tracking and Forecasting

Shane Ping
Turnaround Manager
Suncor Energy USA

Gerry Tracy
Maintenance Manager
Suncor Energy USA

  • How to set up for and track cost accurately during turnaround execution
  • Determining settlement of accounts
  • How to develop the control budget
  • Material and labor cost tracking plan

KEY TAKEAWAY: Tips on how to manage the current condition of the unit and determine optimal outage dates using cost tracking and forecasting

12:00
Special Leadership Address: “The Janitor”

Jerry W. Fee P.E., F. ASCE
Consulting Engineer
Oil & Gas Pipelines

KEY TAKEAWAY: Leadership 101 — from the Janitor

12:30
Networking Lunch for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
The Role of New Tooling in Improving Safety and Flange Joint Integrity During Turnarounds

Hector Santos
Sales & Marketing Manager, Western Hemisphere
Equalizer International

The manipulation of pipeline flanges in a controlled fashion is critical to making turnaround and maintenance operations safe, productive and cost effective. Flange joint maintenance creates many challenges for operators and their contractors during the outage stage. Pre-emptive preparation and standardization of how flange joints should be handled has been an area little explored. This presentation will outline the challenges facing the industry in relation to flange joint maintenance and will look at some innovative tool solutions for addressing them.

KEY TAKEAWAY: Learn how innovative tooling solutions are helping operators control time on tasks and significantly improve safety during maintenance and shutdowns by eliminating the risks and traditional practices associated with working on flanges

2:15
Networking Coffee Break
2:30
Expert Panel Interactive Session

Sam Harkreader
Improvement Leader
Ascend Performance Materials

Brian Baca
Corporate Turnaround SME
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

Don Turner
Vice President, Director of Operations
Jacobs

Bobby Tynes
CMMMS Administrator, Planning & Scheduling Supervisor
Lanxess Corporation

Building on the concepts that have arisen from the previous sessions, our panel will lead this interactive session to examine some of the ‘hottest’ concepts to generate ideas and innovative ways to improve turnarounds. Questions from the audience are welcomed and encouraged.

3:30
Closing Remarks from the Conference Chair and Conference Concludes

Sam Harkreader
Improvement Leader
Ascend Performance Materials

Brian Baca
Corporate Turnaround SME
Chevron Phillips Chemical Company

Don Turner
Vice President, Director of Operations
Jacobs

Bobby Tynes
CMMMS Administrator, Planning & Scheduling Supervisor
Lanxess Corporation